I don't typically come to the League on Sunday, but my old cat, Micky, is suffering from kidney failure so I brought him by for fluids. (Most people whose animals need fluids are perfectly capable of administering them at home, but since I'm needle-phobic and work with the very best veterinary technicians in the world, I routinely bring him to the Medical Center.)
Anyway, when I got to the League I expected to sneak into the hospital and then quietly leave without being seen; however, Natalie our adoptions manager, said that I should meet the three girls who just dropped off $171.00! They raised the money by selling their toys -- lots of kids sell their stuff so they have money to buy new stuff, but this good-hearted trio, and a number of their friends, held the sale along -- with a lemonade stand -- to specifically raise money for the animals at the League.
And, the story gets better -- when I met Audrey, Elise, Fiona and their mom, I learned that this wasn't their first effort to help the animals at the League. They had done it before! They told shoppers that the money raised was going to benefit the cats and dogs at the League, and asked shoppers to pay what they wanted. Of course, when shoppers learned that the toy-sellers were not just entrepreneurs, but philanthropists too, they pitched in a little extra. It probably didn't hurt business that Juneau, a WARL alum, was there to help with sales. The photo and caption below are courtesy of the Silver Spring Avenue "Super- Fantastic, Animal Loving " Crew (words in quotes added by me!).